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Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn

September 19 @ 2:00 pm

Through architecture unique to northern New England, this illustrated talk focuses on several case studies that show how farmers converted their typical separate house and barns into connected farmsteads. Thomas Hubka’s research in his award-winning book, Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England, demonstrates that average farmers were, in fact, motivated by competition with farmers in other regions of America, who had better soils and growing seasons and fewer rocks to clear. The connected farmstead organization, housing equal parts mixed-farming and home-industry, was one of the collective responses to the competitive threat.

Join Thomas Hubka as he relaunches his New England book lectures. Sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities and hosted by the Plainfield Historical Society. Visit the event page for details.

Details

Date:
September 19
Time:
2:00 pm
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Organizer

New Hampshire Humanities
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Venue

Plainfield Town Hall
1079 Route 12A
Plainfield, NH 03781 United States
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Details

Date:
September 19
Time:
2:00 pm
View Event Website

Organizer

New Hampshire Humanities
View Organizer Website

Venue

Plainfield Town Hall
1079 Route 12A
Plainfield, NH 03781 United States
+ Google Map